+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Suicide in childhood or accidental hanging? A case report



Suicide in childhood or accidental hanging? A case report



Archiv für Kriminologie 236(1-2): 43-50



Suicides of children, adolescents and young adults are a rare manner of death. Hanging is the dominant suicide method in all age groups. Risk factors for suicide at a young age are mental diseases, use of illicit drugs, antisocial behaviour and problems within the family. A 10-year-old boy was found to have hanged himself with a scarf at the handrail of a staircase. He had had school problems and was often sent home earlier as he tended to disturb classes. In the week prior to his death the headmaster of his school had told him that he should better attend another type of school. The deceased's elder brother had recorded a video with his mobile phone some years before showing his sister in a simulated hanging situation. Apart from the macroscopic and microscopic findings of the reported case, the frequency and special characteristics of suicides in childhood and adolescence are discussed.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 058932161

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 26399121


Related references

Hanging-Suicide Or Accidental Hanging?a Case Of Difficult Evaluation. Annales de Medecine Legale, Criminologie, Police Scientifique et Toxicologie 44: 83-87, 1964

A case report on accidental hanging of a heifer. Intas Polivet 8(1): 38, 2007

Suicide or accidental death by hanging of a juvenile. Med Leg Dommage Corpor 4(3): 250-251, 1971

Suicide or accidental death by hanging in an adolescent. Medecine Legale et Dommage Corporel 4(3): 250-251, 1971

Suicide pact by hanging: a case report. Medicine, Science, and the Law 48(3): 266-268, 2008

Suicide by unusual manner of hanging. A case report. Folia Medica 50(1): 60-62, 2008

Triple hanging in filicide-suicide: an unusual case report. Medicine, Science, and the Law 55(1): 50-53, 2015

Neurogenic speech sequelae following suicide attempt by hanging: a case report. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health (): -, 2015

Suicide by incomplete hanging in horizontal position; case report and photographs. Minerva Medicolegale; Archivio di Antropologia Criminale, Psichiatria, E Medicina Legale 76(5): 181-182, 1956

Suicide in advanced age--report on an unusual case of hanging in a lying position. Archiv für Kriminologie 232(1-2): 34-42, 2013

Petechial hemorrhages of the tympanic membrane in attempted suicide by hanging: A case report. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 20(2): 119-121, 2013

Curtain cords and accidental childhood hanging. Medical Journal of Australia 190(7): 397-398, 2009

Spontaneous remission of depression after attempted suicide by hanging: a case report and literature review. International Journal of Psychosomatics 38(1-4): 89-91, 1991

Rehabilitation approaches to dysphagia that was developed for a patient who attempted to commit suicide by hanging: a case report. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 50(2): 185-188, 2015

Asphyxiation by hanging in two young Hispanic children--homicide, suicide, or accidental deaths? A review of pediatric hangings. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 6(4): 284-288, 1985